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Dr. Rita Thar

BSc-Speech Therapy

Speech Therapist, Mumbai

45 Years Experience
Dr. Rita Thar BSc-Speech Therapy Speech Therapist, Mumbai
45 Years Experience
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Dr. Rita Thar is a trusted Speech Therapist in Kandivali West, Mumbai. She has over 45 years of experience as a Speech Therapist. She studied and completed BSc-Speech Therapy . You can consult Dr. Rita Thar at Dr Rita Thar in Kandivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rita Thar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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BSc-Speech Therapy - Mumbai University - 1972
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Plz tell me whether the voice loss/ voice change due to overuse (while singing high notes), laryngitis or pharyngitis is temporary?

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
Whatever the reason, please visit nearest patanjali chikitsalaya to get free guidance and medicine with no side effects. If you do pranayaam as taught by baba ramdev daily It will be very very effective- esp ujjai and udgit are a must. You will get miraculous results for free and without adverse effects of allopathic medicines!
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I am suffering from stuttering problem for about 7 yrs. It has become more severe from last 2, 3 yrs. How do I cure it?

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P), DHLS
Audiologist, Pune
Dear, stammering or stuttering needs speech evaluation by speech language pathologist further they will guide you on various techniques to overcome your stammering. Regular speech therapy follow ups will definitely help to manage your stuttering. Thanks.
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I am 20 year old male and I have many hairs on body and breads as well but still my voice is like girls. What's the reason behind it? And how can I get normal voice? Please advice.

MASLP, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Nashik
I am 20 year old male and I have many hairs on body and breads as well but still my voice is like girls. What's the r...
Hello, the presence of high pitch voice in males is known as puberphonia. It could be caused due to inability of your vocal folds to decend thus causing high pitch voice. You can consult a speech therapist for that matter. Regards.
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Hello doctor. My name is sharath and my age is 15 years. I'm very fond of singing. But my voice is becoming too rough and breathing also not supporting me. And I get feeling of cough. What I do now?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Thanks for expecting Healthier fitness solutions with Ayurved, its unfortunate ur dealing d struggle, plz dry ginger powder with honey after ur food for 7dys n consult senior ayurved dr soon as its matter of Art not just science..... U might heard a proverb गंगा स्नानम तुंगभद्रा पानं.....water of river Tungabhadra avails great voice
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What is the treatment for stammering problem? I mean what should be done when a person can't able to speak properly?

Masters in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
First of all you have to help your self. Get busy, do activities which keep you happy and confident. Contact a speech therapist. Just tell everyone around not to pinpoint or discuss your speech problem.
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I can't pronounce some words correctly. When I try to pronounce L it sounds like N. Please suggest me some solution.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Dear take speech therapy and apply the techniques to start the words, find the l sound, initial medial and final words and sentence, you consult the speech therapist evaluated the words that you can't pronounce after that clinicians apply the techniques for u, also practice at home, but first take the speech therapy.
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My son is having problem of delayed speech. He responds to instructions well, and understands things well but can not speak three words at a time. He is 3 years old. One doctor advised MRI, EEG and BERA test. Please advise.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist,
Yes you do the bera test, after test consult the speech therapist, and evaluate the delayed speech, take continues speech therapy, they have apply some techniques for the children in improve the language development, you can't do this at home so first consult speech therapist after take speech therapy you practice that's techniques at home to your child. Less his geuster and don't give anything whatever they wants first tell the child speak properly.
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My voice tone is very low and somewhat girly. In open space it doesn't cover large distance. Even person sitting close enough doesn't hear my voice properly. Have this problem since last 7-8 years.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Mumbai
lybrate-user you have puberphonia.in which voice doesn't change post puberty. Basically you are using your voice box in a wrong way. A speech therapist will be the best person to treat you. Get in touch with a therapist to change your voice. You will really enjoy your new voice.
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Hello doctor My son 5 years old and not speak properly some words. His tongue locked from below i. E. TANDUA due to which he is facing problem while speaking. Please advise.

MBBS
General Physician,
it could be due to the frenulum of skin below the tongue there may be some abnormalities so you should consult a child specialist for assessment and further management.
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I am 17 years old. I am suffering from stammering problem from my childhood. Can you suggest me some medicine or tips that can be helpful for me.

MBBS
General Physician, Allahabad
Chew 5 almonds with 7 black pepper daily before breakfast empty stomach for long time may be 2 months.
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I have severe sore throat, cough and cold. There's hoarseness of voice since 4 days. How to get relief from this.

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
I have severe sore throat, cough and cold. There's hoarseness of voice since 4 days. How to get relief from this.
Voice rest is need be cautious with medications. Many can directly or indirectly affect your voice. Avoid habitual and frequent throat clearing and excessive coughing. Avoid speaking in noisy environments and open spaces such as playgrounds. Avoid intake of spicy, oily and fast food. Avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea and colas. Do not smoke & avoid alcohol intake. Do not sing or mimic natural sounds or animal cries to train your voice. Consult a speech-language pathologist.
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I have problem to talkbanybody infrolnt of mirror. When I talk my lips n my voice become sobloudly. And my eyes going off.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have problem to talkbanybody infrolnt of mirror.
When I talk my lips n my voice become sobloudly.
And my eyes going...
Hello this is due to decreased self confidence you should meditate and increase confidence. Smart dressing boosts confidence firm hand shake boosts confidence bold handwriting boost confidence. So try to do these.
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I am very fast in speaking which makes other not to understand me, words are repeated many times.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Try to keep yourself relaxed Do meditation regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily Practice for speech at home daily Take Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice daily with water for 6 mths.
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After suffering from cold, I suffered throat tightness. Now I do not know if I am completely free from it but a new problem has come in which "MY TONGUE IS BEING PULLED BACK" I thought I will be able to resume my singing now but throat tightness with this new problem has made me more stressful. Indian idol, voice of india various auditions are coming and. please help me.

B.A PSYCHOLOGY HONOURS, M.A PSYCHOLOGY, M.Phil - Psychology, PhD PSYCHOLOGY
Psychologist, Delhi
After suffering from cold, I suffered throat tightness. Now I do not know if I am completely free from it but a new p...
Please immediately visit nearest patanjali chikitsalaya their medicine and pranayaam will not have negative side effects, which are bound to be there with any allopathic medicine you take. Play safe with baba ramdev medicines. Wish you very best for future. You may watch and practice as shown on astha channel daily 5-7.30 am.
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Sir I am suffering from heavy cough and voice problem from last year. My voice is going harder and harder. Can you suggest me what should I do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
This may be due to Chronic Laryngitis kindly follow advises given below speak less and in lower tone lot of fluids and proper home made diet. warm Saline gargles twice a day for 2-3 days. Kindly consult ENT doctor
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Autism in Children

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Delayed Speech: Can it be autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour. Males are four times more likely to have an ASD than females. A recent study in US found 1 in 68 children suffering from autism.
What are some common signs of autism?

The hall feature of ASD is impaired social interaction. As early as infancy, a baby with ASD may be unresponsive to people or focus intently on one item to the exclusion of others for long periods of time. A child with ASD may appear to develop normally and then withdraw and become indifferent to social engagement.

Children with an ASD may fail to respond to their names and often avoid eye contact with other people. They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they can’t understand social cues, such as tone of voice or facial expressions, and don’t watch other people’s faces for clues about appropriate behaviour. They lack empathy.

Many children with an ASD engage in repetitive movements such as rocking, or self-abusive behaviour such as biting or head-banging. They also tend to start speaking later than other children. Children with an ASD don’t know how to play interactively with other children. Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favourite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking.

Children with characteristics of an ASD may have co-occurring conditions, including Fragile X syndrome (which causes mental retardation), tuberous sclerosis, epileptic seizures, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorder. About 20 to 30 percent of children with an ASD develop epilepsy by the time they reach adulthood.
How is autism diagnosed?

Very early indicators that require evaluation by an expert include:
• no babbling or pointing by age 1
• no single words by 16 months or two-word phrases by age 2
• no response to name
• loss of language or social skills
• poor eye contact
• excessive lining up of toys or objects
• No smiling or social responsiveness.

If you find any of these features in your child, please consult the local pediatrician or child neurologist if available who can assess your child in detail. There is no single blood test to diagnose autism. However, the doctor needs to look into certain disorders in which children have similar features or having features of autism in addition to other signs of that disorder. E.g. Tuber sclerosis, Landau-kleffner syndrome (a form of Epilpesy), other childhood epilepsies, some metabolic and genetic disease. So your doctor may do some blood test, hearing assessment, EEG, etc. depending upon the presenting features and assessment.

What role does inheritance play?

Twin and family studies strongly suggest that some people have a genetic predisposition to autism. Identical twin studies show that if one twin is affected, there is up to a 90 percent chance the other twin will be affected. In families with one child with ASD, the risk of having a second child with the disorder is approximately 5 percent, or one in 20. This is greater than the risk for the general population.

Do symptoms of autism change over time?
For many children, symptoms improve with treatment and with age. Children whose language skills regress early in life (before the age of 3) appear to have a higher than normal risk of developing epilepsy or seizure-like brain activity. During adolescence, some children with an ASD may become depressed or experience behavioural problems, and their treatment may need some modification as they transition to adulthood. People with an ASD usually continue to need services and supports as they get older, but many are able to work successfully and live independently or within a supportive environment.

How is autism managed?

There is no cure for ASDs. However, it is important to diagnose it early and look for associated conditions like ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder), Epilepsy, sleep disorders, etc. Earlier is intervention, better is the outcome. Therapies and behavioral interventions are designed to remedy specific symptoms and can bring about substantial improvement. The ideal treatment plan coordinates therapies and interventions that meet the specific needs of individual children.

Educational/behavioural interventions: Therapists use highly structured and intensive skill-oriented training sessions to help children develop social and language skills, such as Applied Behavioural Analysis. Family counselling for the parents and siblings of children with an ASD often helps families cope with the particular challenges of living with a child with an ASD.
Medications: Doctors may prescribe medications for treatment of specific autism-related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Antipsychotic medications are used to treat severe behavioural problems. Seizures can be treated with one or more anticonvulsant drugs. Medication used to treat people with attention deficit disorder can be used effectively to help decrease impulsivity and hyperactivity.
Other therapies: There are a number of controversial therapies or interventions available, but few, if any, are supported by scientific studies. Parents should use caution before adopting any unproven treatments. Although dietary interventions have been helpful in some children, parents should be careful that their child’s nutritional status is carefully followed.

Conclusion: Autism is seen commonly now a day. The main features are delayed speech, poor eye contact and social interaction and restricted interest with repetitive behaviour. Parents and physician should aware of its early symptoms so that early intervention can be started.

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I am 21 years old and I have stammering problem sometime and while speeching some particular words like starting from- T, P etc, this starts after age of 15 when my head accidentally hit by a stone, what I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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My frn shyam have some voice problem, in short you can he has little stammering problem, is this any treatment for himm.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, This problem can be solved by Collection of Exercises, Speech therapy, treatment and home cure 1.Exercises are effective in treatment of physiological causes of stammering. In general, exercises are meant to provide strength to the organs associated with speech including tongue, lips, jaw, trachea and lungs. Kindly consult to good speech therapy clinic 2.Deep breathing exercise are very effective 3.chewing Indian gooseberry, Almonds, Black pepper, Cinnamon and dried dates are known to clear speech congestion 4.This problem can be solved by Meditation i can give you address of rajyoga meditation center near your house (this is free of cost)
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